125 N Marion Street Oak Park, IL 60301
Serving Oak Park, IL
About The Company
For over 32 years The Gold Hatpin has been the place where lovers go to find vintage engagement
rings, husbands go to delight their wives, and international shoppers go to acquire some of the most exquisite antique jewelry on the planet. With her extensive knowledge, discriminating taste and lifelong expertise, jeweler Diane Richardson has filled her shop with elegant and beautiful estate and diamond jewelry for every taste and price point.
Why Our Clients Love Us
“I pride myself in the quality and variety of jewelry I offer and stand behind everything I sell,” says
Diane. “It is not uncommon for my customers to come in year after year to celebrate anniversaries, milestones, holidays...or just to treat themselves.”
From Art Deco jewelry and Victorian jewelry to antique diamond engagement rings, Diane offers a wide array of heirloom-quality jewelry and timeless, classic pieces. In addition to what she displays in the store Diane regularly scours the country on behalf of her clients.
She honors trade-ins, purchases unwanted jewelry, provides authentications, and also offers repairs.
A Little More About Diane Richardson
A member of the Chicago Jewelers Association, GIA-trained in diamonds and colored stones, Diane's jewelry has been featured in Chicago Magazine, Answers to Questions About Old Jewelry," 7th and 8th edition by C. Jeanenne Bell, G.G., and Warman’s Jewelry third edition by Christie Romero. When not in her shop or on buying expeditions, Diane can be found exhibiting at some of the most prestigious antique jewelry shows in the country.
This is such a unique store! I found my wedding band here, and the selection was incredible (be sure to tell them what you're looking for, as they have a lot more trays in the back that aren't on display). I couldn't find any similar place in all of Chicago-land. They were very patient with me as it took me a bit of time to make up my mind, and I thought the pricing was very fair. Would absolutely recommend to anyone interested in a vintage wedding band or any vintage jewelry.
(FYI it's located inside another store, so initially I was confused when trying to find them based on the map)
- Margaret Dolan. 5/29/2019
Such an AMAZING shop if you are interested in vintage jewelry at very fair prices. Lynn made my engagement ring a dream come true. I bought a simple gold filigree ring from the gold hatpin and she completely transformed it by placing my family diamond in the center. I was worried because I wanted to retain the integrity of the original vintage ring (not look like some modern setting placed on a vintage ring) and wanted to make sure the diamond looked like it was meant to be there. Lynn listened to all my concerns and delivered a result better than I could have imagined (she has quite the eye for vintage jewelry and how to tastefully modify it)!!! I will definitely be back to shop again in the future. Thanks so much to everyone at the gold hatpin :)
- Christa Aleman. 9/15/2018
Diane of The Gold Hatpin is without a doubt the person you need to meet if you’re interested in finding a unique or antique piece of jewelry, or even creating something entirely new and different, she can truly do it all! She was integral in creating my engagement ring (below), from concept to design to execution, she worked tirelessly alongside me to bring this ring to life. No matter where you live or work in Chicagoland, you need to make this a destination for any of your jewelry needs, whether big or small, she has the passion and ability to make dreams come true!